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Samsung UN48J5500

reviewed.com Editor's Choice
47.6" 60Hz Flat Dec 2015
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One Industry Award

This television received an "Editor's Choice" from Reviewed.com who said that this mid-size TV was terrific.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on four expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, lcdtvbuyingguide.com, tweakers.net and reviewed.com the average expert rating of this television is 72%.

Owner Reviews Are Good

Users have rated this mid-size TV on average 89 out of 100.

Easy to Use

A number of customers wrote in their reviews that this TV was easy to setup. This year Amazon Customer wrote in their review on Amazon “Very nice Screen, easy to setup”. This month Avid Golfer wrote on Amazon “Very easy to set up and link to the internet”. Grubber mentioned “Very easy to set up and link to internet had it up” in their Samsung UN48J5500 review.

Some Samsung UN48J5500 reviewers who reviewed the product considered that it was easy to use. Bigdan wrote “Very good sound (not obliged to use a sound system” in their review. Buyer said on Amazon in November this year “The smart function is a pleasure to use” and scored the product 4 stars. In November Jen Walker gave the product a score of 5 stars and she said “My only actual complaints are that the remote control sometimes has a bit of a delay which can be frustrating if you're impatient like me”.

A few Samsung UN48J5500 reviewers agreed that it had a good experience. Alex gave this TV a score of 5 stars and he wrote “I would still recommend a sound bar/surround sound system as it will make your experience watching stuff much better! The 'sports' button on the remote is useless” in his review. Buyer rated it 4 stars and mentioned “Overall a nice experience” in their Samsung UN48J5500 review.

One Samsung UN48J5500 owner who reviewed it said that it was easy to use the menus.

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Good Product Quality

Several people who purchased the Samsung UN48J5500 agreed that it was good quality. Amazon Customer said in their review of the Samsung UN48J5500 on Amazon this year “Ok picture quality”. Avid Golfer wrote on Amazon also this year “The sound quality is very good on most channels.” in their review and rated it 4 stars. Bigdan mentioned “The picture quality is quite impressive on them ones” in their review of the Samsung UN48J5500.

Good Sound Quality

Several Samsung UN48J5500 owners who purchased the Samsung UN48J5500 said that it had good sound quality. Amazon Customer mentioned “Great TV, awesome sound, easy setup, superb picture” in their review. Last year Grubber mentioned “Sound quality better than I thought it would after reading other reviews”. James Robinson rated it 5 stars and he said on Amazon in November “Really good picture and sound” in his Samsung UN48J5500 review.

Good Picture Quality

Several Samsung UN48J5500 owners said in their reviews that the Samsung UN48J5500 had good picture quality. Greig gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Amazing television! Picture quality is stunning” in their review of this TV. Karen H. wrote “An excellent picture quality” and gave the Samsung UN48J5500 a very good review. Theresa H gave it a very good review score and she mentioned in November this year “Really pleased with the picture quality”.

One person who purchased this TV considered that it had good colour saturation. Last year Lcdtvbuyingguide.com said “The edge lighting also helps to balance out the downsides of the matte screen by providing rich colors and strong contrast” in their review of this TV and gave this TV a score of 4 stars.

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Excellent Brand

Samsung has excellent average reviews for its mid-size TVs as well as across its entire TV range compared to other manufacturers.

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Robust

A few Samsung UN48J5500 reviewers who reviewed the Samsung UN48J5500 agreed that it was well made. Bigdan wrote in their review of this TV “Sturdy, solid built” but they gave it a score of 20 out of 100. Buyer gave the Samsung UN48J5500 a rating of 4 stars and mentioned on Amazon a few weeks ago “As usual the in built speakers could be better” in their Samsung UN48J5500 review.

One Samsung UN48J5500 reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was reliable. Geoffrey Kerr he mentioned last year “Reliable and quick service and delivery”. One person who reviewed it thought it was easy to damage or scratch. Geoffrey Kerr wrote in his review of this TV on Amazon “Product as new as advertised with no problems or damage caused”.

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Good Smart TV Features

Two people who reviewed the product considered that it had good apps. Buyer said “Processor speed is very good, apps open very quickly” in their review of this TV and rated the Samsung UN48J5500 4 stars. One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it had great smart functions.

Good High Def TV

Some customers concluded that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Jen Walker said on Amazon a few weeks ago “You get used to it anyway - the picture is incredible on the HD channels and also when I watch Netflix/Amazon Prime” in her review of the Samsung UN48J5500 and gave it an excellent rating. Expert review site Reviewed.com mentioned “Now's not a bad time to buy a 4K TV—but it's a terrific time to buy a Full HD (1080p) model like the Samsung UN50J5500 (MSRP $1,299, online for $799” in their review of the Samsung UN48J5500.

Good Connectivity

Two customers who bought the product said that it was wifi compatible. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of the Samsung UN48J5500 “Awesome TV, WiFi connection to laptop keeps failing” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars.

Nice Design

Three people who reviewed it concluded that it was good looking. Bigdan mentioned on Amazon “Very stylish” but despite that they only scored it 20 out of 100. Sonofabish wrote on Amazon “After I finished the quest for the sacred screwdriver that would work, TVs all set up and its pretty incredible”.

One person who reviewed it considered that it was smooth. David L mentioned on Amazon last year “The menu's are quite smooth and the amount of apps is awesome! It includes Plex, Amazon TV, Netflix, Facebook, Twitter, etc” in his review and gave this TV a score of 5 stars.

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Good Size

One Samsung UN48J5500 owner who purchased the Samsung UN48J5500 thought it was a good size. Avid Golfer said in their review of the Samsung UN48J5500 on Amazon in November this year “Great TV, nice size, good picture, HD works particularly well”.

Good Technical Features

One Samsung UN48J5500 owner thought it had good features. Last year Grubber wrote in their review of this TV “Smart features very good and quick”.

Good Remote Control

One person thought this TV had a good remote control.

Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The UN48J5500 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other televisions that have been available for around the same time as the UN48J5500 also have a WiFi connection.

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Supports Smart TV Features

Unlike most of the other TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the UN48J5500 which do not support smart TV features, the UN48J5500 supports smart TV features.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This television supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The Samsung UN48J5500 has a quite high RMS rated power (20 Watts) compared to most of the other televisions that have been available for a similar time to the UN48J5500. The lowest RMS rated power of TVs that are a similar age to the UN48J5500 is 5W, the highest is 40W, and the average RMS rated power is 17W.

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IEEE 802.11n WiFi Standard

This TV supports an IEEE 802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to it.

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5 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

The Samsung UN48J5500 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the UN48J5500 are also not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a TV that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Samsung UE40F6100.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Samsung UN48J5500 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other new similar spec TVs also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most recently released similar spec TVs do not feature OLED technology. The UN48J5500 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

We compared all the other TVs which also feature OLED technology to this TV and we think the Samsung HG49EE690 is also worth considering.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The UN48J5500 has one of the slower motion interpolation frequencies (only 60 hertz) amongst similar spec TVs of this age. The slowest motion interpolation frequency of TVs that have been around for around the same time as the UN48J5500 is 50Hz, the fastest is 1,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 210Hz.

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Heavy

The lightest comparable spec TV that was released in the last 12 months is 1kg heavy, the heaviest is 36kg, and the average weight is 8.3kg. With a weight of 11.3 kilograms, the Samsung UN48J5500 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the UN48J5500.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UN48J5500

Released Twelve Months Ago

It was twelve months ago when Samsung released the UN48J5500.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many new mid-size TVs. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Average Refresh Rate

The Samsung UN48J5500 has a pretty typical refresh rate (60 hertz) compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for the last year.

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Average Thickness

At 66 millimeters, the UN48J5500 has a relatively standard thickness compared to most of the other TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the UN48J5500.

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Specification

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Loudspeaker
Dolby Technology
Audio Decoder
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Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
RS-232 Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Audio Out Port
Networking
WiFi Standard
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OSD Language
Performance
Picture Processing Technology
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
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1 Award

reviewed.com Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(5)
18 May 2015

The Samsung UE32J5500 is a basic television, but it does the job. Understand by this that it offers the essentials and nothing more. It would have been great value for money had it not been for...

This bright 50 inch edge lit LED TV provides a brilliant picture. The edge lighting also helps to balance out the downsides of the matte screen by providing rich colors and strong contrast. All of... Read more…

7 May 2015

When you want the TV to look as good as its picture Taken as a standalone product, the 50-inch J5500 is a good buy. It lacks the immersive contrast of more expensive sets, and isn't a powerhouse...

Reviewed.com

19 August 2015

De beslissing van Samsung om vanaf dit jaar alle smart-tv's met Tizen uit te rusten is wat ons betreft de juiste geweest. Het ziet er keurig uit, interface-animaties verlopen soepel en de tv...

Accurate colours
Tizen interface
Apps and media player
Full Web Browser and Smart TV options
Thin bezels and profile make for an attractive appearance
Mediocre contrast 860 1)
Poor responsiveness 16.5 ms)
Minimal motion compensation
Side angle viewing degrades quickly as the viewer moves from offcenter
Operation of the Smart Hub with the standard remote lacks the feel of the Touch remote
13 May 2015

Thi?t k? Th?a h??ng ki?u dáng bóng b?y t? các model cao c?p, Samsung 43J5500 có thi?t k? l?y c?m h?ng t? nh?ng khung tranh c? ?i?n, các ???ng nét ???c rút g?n theo h??ng t?i gi?n và... Read more…

User Reviews

(60)
Reviewed 15 August 2016 by Steven Bourne
(Verified Purchase)

A very happy customer. Love this tv...

Reviewed 26 July 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Very nice Screen, easy to setup. Only 3HDMI port, but that's more than many has. Lots of functions.

Reviewed 15 July 2016 by Amazon Customer

Ok picture quality. problems with lot of features. Slow television, smart featureis also not great. Browser crash is usual. Will keep asking you configure channel when you do not want to opt for... Read more…

Reviewed 22 June 2016 by Buyer
(Verified Purchase)

Overall a nice experience. The price and what you get is good value. The smart function is a pleasure to use. Processor speed is very good, apps open very quickly. As usual the in built speakers... Read more…

Reviewed 10 June 2016 by J Smith
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic TV clear sharp picture easy to operate what more can I say.

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